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With the Maniacs having previously beaten the Central Idaho League’s only other team, the Bulldogs’ 53-20 win at Orofino last Thursday, Jan. 9…

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LOWELL / SYRINGA -- It’s with a heavy heart that I report the loss of two good friends this week. The Silver Mountain Resort avalanche last week, Tuesday, killed two Lochsa River rafters and kayakers. Carl Humphreys, of Liberty Lake, Wash., and Scott Parsons, of Spokane Valley, Wash., found …

WHITE BIRD – Well, are we in Kansas yet? Say hello to the wind and snow...I think it's going to stay around for a few days. There will be no school on the 20th due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Kids enjoy your day off from school, but remember to help out at home if needed.

COTTONWOOD -- If you have been watching the snowstorms this past couple weeks, you may have noticed that they just keep to the mountains mostly and circle the Camas Prairie. Once in a while, a storm will hit here, but the snow is all going sideways and never hits the ground. Sunday night we …

ELK CITY -- A lone doe was seen on Elk Creek Road near town. She looked forlorn and hungry. Perhaps someone going into Grangeville could pick her up and take her to the prairie so she could join up with her family and not starve here. LOL!

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The staff at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation would like to express a heartfelt thank you to everyone in our community who made our tree lighting and Christmas party so special for our residents this year. A very special thank you to Santa Claus and the Central Idaho Quilters of Kamiah.…

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Although there is a lot of discussion about national politics, whom we choose in local elections affects our daily lives more, in some ways. This spring we will have primary elections for two county commissioners, in the seats currently held by Skip Brandt and Mark Frei (according to Bette P…

Nearly two-thirds of Idaho is federally owned, which severely limits the tax base for roads, law enforcement and schools because federal lands contribute no property taxes.  The Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program provides critical funding streams for rural Idahoans. The two-year extension of…

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I know a retired couple who, for the past few years, has spent their winter camping in their 5th wheel along the South Fork of the Clearwater. For some unknown reason, the Forest Service LEO [law enforcement officer] has harassed them continuously about how long they are in one spot. I under…

Crash was reported on U.S. Highway 95 at milepost 135. Whoops. That should have been 235.Five miles south of Grangeville, by the way.Sorry about the mistakes. The reporter was “de-thawing.” Oh, that’s more of a slang term and kind of nonsensical.

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